Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Broadway Economics Featured in Times Higher Education

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The effectiveness of this is not an indication that economics “is not exciting enough as a subject”, Professor Rousu said. “But many students taking economics for the first time really don’t have any idea what they’re coming into. It’s another way a student might be able to learn a topic that can be tough for some people to learn, in a very non-threatening way.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

60-second lectures

Last week I gave a (very) short presentation titled "What Poker Teaches Us" at an event hosted by Honor's students.  Here is a short write up about the event.

Matthew Rousu, professor and the department chair of economics, has been involved in six of the last ten Poker World Series. 
He spoke about the benefits of understanding the mathematical concepts of poker, strategies involved, emotional maturity of winning or losing, money management and how poker can be applied to the world outside of poker, especially in business.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Free-Market Environmentalism by Carrie Kerekes

I am pleased to announce that Carrie Kerekes will be the second speaker of the 2015-2016 Liberty and Economic Freedom Speaker Series.  Dr. Kerekes will present “Free-Market Environmentalism” on Thursday, November 5th at 7:30 PM in Isaacs Auditorium. 

Dr. Carrie B. Kerekes is an Associate Professor of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University in 2008.  Her research interests are in the areas of applied microeconomics; public economics; and economic development, with an emphasis on institutions and private property rights.  Dr. Kerekes has published several articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Law and Economics Review, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, the Cato Journal and the Review of Law and Economics.  Dr. Kerekes regularly attends the meetings of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) and the Southern Economic Association (SEA).  Dr. Kerekes serves on the Executive Board of APEE and also serves on the Board of the Freedom and Virtue Institute (FVI).  She has participated in seminars sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), Liberty Fund, and the Charles Koch Foundation.  Dr. Kerekes conducted field research on land titling in rural Peru in 2007.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My new website: Broadway Economics!

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Visit my new website,  The site has over 30 songs from musicals that all illustrate economic concepts.  New songs are being added monthly, so be sure to check back often!

You can also follow BroadwayEconomics on Twitter: @broadwayecon

Friday, October 2, 2015

SU Crusader story covering David Kendall visit

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Really nice write-up in the student newspaper!  Excerpt:
Kendall explained, “Real capitalism has four tenants…the first is private property, the second, which is the heart and soul of capitalism, is called voluntary exchange…the third tenant is personal freedom and the fourth principle is just law.”

Video of my interview of David Kendall

The 1-hour video is here!  Watch below or click here to watch through YouTube.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

David Kendall visits Susquehanna

David Kendall visited Susquehanna today!  He presented "Morality and Capitalism" at 7:30 PM, but was busy all day.  He had a chance to meet with students during a class and at a meet-and-greet session.  He was also "On the Mark" (on the local radio show).

Here are some pictures of Dr. Kendall meeting with students and with me at the speech.